Last month, rising Nashville rock and soul singer Maggie Rose announced the release of her third album, Have A Seat, due out on August 20th via Starstruck Records. On Friday, Rose gave fans another preview of the album with the second single, “What Are We Fighting For”.

The track finds Rose harmonizing with singers Karita Law and Shanay Johnson, a duo known for their work with Brittany Howard and Emily King. With Law and Johnson at her side, Rose is able to take her powerful vocals to soaring new heights as she probes the conscience of the modern world by asking, “What Are We Fighting For”.

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“What am I fighting for,” asks Rose. “Compassion, empathy, and even excellence within me, my music, and the people and the world around me, but don’t get me wrong—my zeal is not always consistent, and the question itself poses varying challenges from one day to the next. Some days I struggle to simply feel worthy and everything feels heavy and dark. Other days I’m totally fired up and I demand that my worthiness be recognized. Some days I have no will to fight, other days I’m frustrated at the lack of fight I observe around me. However, just asking the question of ourselves everyday is a fight in itself, and the question is one only we alone can ask and answer.”

Listen to “What Are We Fighting For”, the latest single from Maggie Rose. Have A Seat, out on August 20th, is available for pre-order here.

Maggie Rose – “What Are We Fighting For”

[Video: Maggie Rose]

Next month, Rose will make her way to Denver, CO for a pair of shows at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on April 16th (one early show and one late show). Along with her famed backing band Them Vibes, the Denver shows will find Rose joined by special guests Nicholas Gerlach (saxophone) and Gabe Mervine (trumpet). Tickets for Maggie Rose’s socially distant concerts at Cervantes are on sale here.